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Sanjay Jha Did Indeed Blame Android Market Apps for Poor Performance, MotoBlur to the Rescue

We actually reported on this story yesterday, but it seems to have really picked up steam this morning and wanted to make sure you all saw it.  During the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Tech Conference, Moto CEO Sanjay Jha tossed out a remark about 3rd party apps and the harm they are doing to phones.  In fact, he mentioned that some 70% of Android phones that are returned are due in large part to the crappy apps that have been loaded on them which are causing performance issues.  While I had initially assumed he was talking about sideloaded apps, I went back and listened to it again and he definitely blames it all on Android Market apps.

The scary thing here is that he went on to talk about how MotoBlur will eventually help users decide what they should be running on their phones.  According to Jha, Blur knows how long your screen has been on, the usage of your battery, etc.  The example he gave for the future was that Blur knows with “precision” what apps are killing off your battery the quickest and would be able to pop up a notification to warn you of just how poorly that app will perform.  So basically, Motorola would have data showing which apps they believe to be made the poorest and would be able to remind you of that.  We’ll try to ignore our thoughts on how developers will react to that statement.  Yikes.

He also mentioned shortly after “what it is that we determine after interacting with you that you want” in regards to the intelligence of Blur which gives me the shivers.  All I can say is that when a company claims it can help me decide what I want to do with my phone, that I’m tempted to run as fast as I can from them.

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  • Anonymous

    If anyone wants to see something funny, go to Moto’s Facebook page. First off, they have disabled the function of letting people write on their wall which I thought was strange, then I read the comments on all the posts Moto has put up and it became instantly crystal clear why they disabled wall posts. Every single comment on there (literally I am pretty sure ALL of them) we telling them to unlock bootloaders, get rid of Blur, and just all around completely bashing the company. It is truly a sight to behold. Especially when you go look at HTC or Samsungs Facebook pages and see their walls littered with comments like: “I can’t wait for the SGSll to hit our shores!” and “The new Evo looks awesome!” Moto has sank its own boat here. Still no working SD slot or even estimated time on the 4G upgrade for the Xoom? God I hope they go out of business soon.

  • Stevehunt86

    The idea of having a phone (optionally) that tells me if an app is drawing alot of power is fine with me. Going one step further and basically being an app advisor to anything I download and meddling in my personal choice, that is what will destroy Motorola (again). 

  • jason6g

    I think this is a good idea for the non-geeky, non tech inclined, mass population of their consumers. I dont know how many people i hear complaining about how crappy android is because they cant have 173 useless apps on their phone.

    As for the battery issue… my hat goes off. it does take a level of intelligence to know that having 8 twitter apps and another 17 facebook apps, all syncing in the background is going to destroy your battery. having a notification pop up explaining such is a good idea to warn those not aware. whether people actually listen and comprehend is a totally different story though.

    i think if blur keeps evolving with android it could be a nice feature to have. i believe they just need to add more prettiness and functionality that sense phones have out of the box.

  • Crobderg

    Sounds brilliant! I hope it leads to developers improving their crappy coding. Maybe we can get a standard rating that all apps are rated against. A review for the Skype app would read, “5 stars for utility, but 2 for performance”.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I wonder if i say that blur made android. Theyll hire me as ceo. Cuz aparently you have to be the biggest idiot on the planet to be the moto ceo.

  • Aside from my Original Droid, I’m not crazy about Motorola’s releases because of their means of futzing around with Android. I don’t think he understands that a lot of us who own the devices he creates are more than capable of determining what works best for us.  I’m happy there’s more than one manufacturer out there using Android because the more this guy speaks, the more I seek out alternative devices. :-p

  • Bengmo

    I don’t see a problem with this at all, the built in battery use page I’d pretty bad.as long as it’s not intrusive.
    I will never buy a motorola phone again though, because of the locked bootloader and they refused to fix my og droid power button claiming water damage which is BS. I’ve always used an otterbox case and. The closest it came to water is a sweaty hand now and then.

    HTC is looking good though, maybe samsung if they start updating on time.

  • Joelseph

    Moto is to Android what Big Govt is to America.  It’s cluttering the OS and by making it ‘easier’ to use it’s making it less useful.  Android is perfectly fine by itself.  If you want to put garbage on your phone, you can have a crappy phone.  But leave it up to the user and stop taking away the frigging consequences of being stupid.  The FED pumps out social programs to provide safety nets for people that make dumb decisions and perpetuate the poor living conditions they put themselves in.  Same deal.  Fail.

  • d-roids

    anyone else noticed his ginormous ears, i means them things are HUGE

  • Anonymous

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  • Goodbye, Moto. Hello, HTC. {{-_-}}

  • Jammer71477

    The fact that developers may design apps based upon the OS only might cause issues because so many UIs have their quirks to them. But the manufacturers not having as Vanilla of an Android OS will alienate the tech savy. Personally if Moto Blur, Sense or any other UI enhances my smartphone experience I would be happy. There should be an option on all phones to use it without the UI if you choose and have root free Vanilla Android.

  • Platayin

    Google needs to get its market place under control. There are a multitude of poorly made apps causing device reset and there is obviously no prescreening on malware as recent news from Lookout testifies too.  Since Google wont make apps to run without negatively affecting multiple systems, then Motorola’s ideas are valid.

  • BackOnTeamGoodGuys

    This is *precisely* the reason I went with HTC for my current android. 

  • Ernie Manning

    Android Marketplace has to do a much better job of monitoring the apps that are coming through in the first place.  Recently they have had to remove a bunch of software that was deemed as leaking customer data or unsafe.  I agree with the writer that making Blur try to tell me what to do with my device is not the right approach.  At least if he wants to do that make it optional for the user to decide whether they want those features activated or not.

  • Djenks24

    I’m afraid we are all missing an important point, we are the minority.  There are millions of people who want their phone to tell them when its performing badly.  Look at all the software for windows to clean spyware and registry files.  Its a huge industry. Most of the people using Motorola Devices just want them to work correctly all the time.  Although, I personally don’t agree with his decision for my phone, it may be a good business decision.

    • DBK

      Exactly. Thank you for pointing that out. People seem to forget that these companies cater to the majority of their customer base. We’d be lucky if we broke 1% of that user base. The company wants a profit, and obviously more profit comes from meeting the demands of the many, not the few.

  • Not sure why there are so many negative comments. I think this is a good thing. If there are analytics on which apps use up the most battery, take up the most memory, etc., I think that would be really useful. If MotoBlur told me that Weatherbug was using X amount of battery and X amount of memory while Weather.com used less, it might help me to decide which weather app to use. 

    • faber78

      do you not think the blur itself monitoring other apps uses resources. apps like that already exhist so individusls can add them if they lk

  • JoeInMO

    Perfectly demonstrates how far off base Moto is.  They’re already history, they just don’t know it yet.

  • faber78

    jha is a moron and will lose his/motos a$$.

  • Dafonse

    Screw this guy. How the hell does his company promote 4g tab with sd support and sell it with ou it and get awa with it?

  • djsuperior

    This is totally it for me. I have an o.g and this will be the last phone i buy from motorola. They ruined something so great with blur and they cant seem to figure that a lot of their users dont like it. Listen to ur customers MOTO and u can be succesfull once again. I will not purchase anything from them again, since they now slap that blur shit on there and they continue locking their bootloaders. FAIL FAIL FAIL!!!!!!!!!! IMO sense is the best ui from anyone and thats cause i dont even own an HTC phone.

    • Dj

       How do you know it is the best if you have never even tried it I have heard people say it is no better

      • DBK

        lol Seriously. And considering the new GingerBlur is just as good as good as the new GingerSense, it’s obvious that he has no idea what he is talking about. Granted it’s not as pretty, but it is just as efficient and just as smooth. Not to mention that Moto still produces better hardware than the others (even though they have been slacking lately).

      • Davidocisneros

        i know because i bought my wife the incredible 2. Sense is really nice, compared to blur. Its way more polished and really smooth. Walk in to a Verizon store and play with the dx and then ANY other phone and u will see that blur runs like shit, just scrolling through the home screens is ridiculous and super choppy. 

        • DBK

          The NEW GINGERBLUR (emphasizing since you obviously didn’t understand) is amazing and just as good as the New Sense. And Dj is right. The new Sense is really any better than the NEW BLUR. A little prettier, but that’s it. Learn your facts and know your role.

          • Ssbianchi

            Ummm…sorry. The new GINGERBLUR is better, but still not nearly as good as LauncherPro or ADW., which is the first thing I install on my Droid X…and whatever Sanjay has been smoking, he needs to share it because the statement he made is beyond stupid. Perhaps he should ride the short bus to work…

          • djsuperior

            Ok dbk u obviously have a dx and ur on motos nuts. Sorry it was my opinion to begin with. Sorry I don’t know everything about sense and blur.

  • Anonymous

    Mama, there goes that bad man Jha, “Run Android Run”  and Remember what mama Google always says, Android “Life is like a box of chocolates you Never know what IDIOTt will ruin things”

  • JB

    So glad I jumped ship. I haven’t looked back since. 

    HTC ftw

  • Dj

    I recently done a smartphone survey and it asked me about this topic it wasn’t at Motorola’s website it was with one of the survey companies and they DID NOT tell who was asking these questions so Motorola may not be the only one looking into this but the way they put it was that you would be able to help your friends decide what smartphone app to get you could give what ones you like a plus on market place and they said it would be on some phones but not others the way they made it sound so it was not an Android thing and they made it sound just like what Motorola is saying but who knows If Motorola is the Only one doing this since don’t know who was asking  

  • Booboolala2000

    Will Motorola cover your data overages due to motoblur?

  • Booboolala2000

    Another nail in the coffin. Goodbye Moto

  • Anonymous

    You would think these companies dont have access to the internet or something. I mean come on Moto, Samsung, and LG hit up a blog every now and then and see what people like before you design a phone. I left HTC out bc even though not everyone may favor Sence UI as much as I do but…It works, its visually pleasing, and it adds much needed personalization options. Like oh I dont know me being able to set peak times of day for my email syncing!!! Hello why doesnt everyone do that??? I mean I tested the Revolution, there are no sync settings for the standard LG email app! I mean NONE!!! WTF

  • Anonymous

    All I have to say is…MOTOROLA CITRUS…nuff said. When moto put that phone to market I knew they would never really change. The OG Droid was a respirator keeping them alive for just a little longer before someone finally comes and pulls the plug.

  • Donstpete

    I envision watching a movie on Netflix or Sling player and getting constant alerts from Blur that it is using too much battery power. Uh… no thanks. I think I can figure out the obvious. I’d rather just enjoy my apps thank you very much.

  • And I’ll say again.. what do you think the odds are of Moto ever actually releasing an unlocked bootloader in the future when they have this mentality now? If they’re this worried about what apps you’re running now, do you really think they’re going to let you install a whole different ROM and circumvent motoblur? Unlocked bootloaders on Moto devices just aren’t going to happen again. Time to find a new manufacturer for my phones.

  • My thoughts are blur sucks and bogs the phone down. He’s using the excuse of applications being the issue because his company can’t seem to put out a solid blur device. You know its bad when Motorola’s best running products are the O.G. and the Xoom, both of which don’t have blur. Besides, how come other phones run so well with the applications that “supposedly” are hurting the performance of the phone. Time to wake up motorola.

  • If I can’t turn off the feature that reports back to Moto with what my app usage is, I won’t be buying that phone. “Moto Ice Cream Sandwich” is sounding more and more scary every day.

  • Anonymous

    Google should start it’s own hardware company… Motorola is just thinking apple.

    Also, Google should start his own cellphone company with Google Voice. I know this is more like a dream

  • Oh dear. This my friends, is how you piss off a lot of people, very quickly

  • Kierra

    To the people say RIP Moto , I remind you that the “techie” community is probably only a small portion of consumers. The rest dont give a damn. Pay me Moto , feels like Im always caping for you.

  • Kierralj

    I dont like Blur and I dont like Sense , but I like Moto’s build quality better. Were’nt you guys just complaining about the TB? Nvm

  • RedOne1

    he has a point alot of apps on the android market are just crapp! I think google should really put some restrictions because wen it come to quality of apps Appel wins hands down. I am a android user and it killed me to say that but it’s true.

    • RW-1

      Ok, true, most are crap – Don’t download them. But the largest slowdown is blur itself, not the 3rd party apps on the phone.

  • GAMEOVER

    My thoughts:

    Droid OG = Epic Win

    Locked Bootloaders = Fail
    Blur = Fail
    Droid X2 released with last gen specs = Fail
    Bionic delay = Fail
    Xoom 4g upgrade = Fail
    Big Brother mentality = Game Over

    Motorola, The OG DROID was your savior; your second chance. You blew it…big time. 

    Hello HTC

    • Anonymous

      Well said Sir!!!

    • Mr.Joe

      Wait…

      Tegra 2 is last gen specs?

      Then why the hell do people want it so bad?

  • James Kernicky

    And to think I was still excited about the Bionic …what will HTC have for me in October is now my thought…

  • Whatever happened to the Sanjay Jha that put his balls on the line with the OG? You know…the guy who had that crazy “give them what they want” idea?  Either bring him back or find someone else to do it rather than passing the buck onto other folks.

    • RW-1

      The same tool that endlessly repeated Razr versions after that commercial success. Business model never learned.

  • Rizzidy

     F Motorola

  • Rizzidy

     F Motorola

  • Jcorf

    I loved moto blur till now. Maybe I won’t be getting the Bionic or Droid 3…

  • He said this info to “Bank of America Merrill Lynch Tech Conference” These guys only want to hear how they can make more money thus any BS will be adequate to gain their trust and investment in MOTO. The consumer makes or breaks a brand – Dont buy Moto and you will see how fast Moto changes tracks.

  • Anonymous

    The weird thing is that they seem to think that Moto Blur is actually any good. If so, then why do people hate it so much. Seriously, what’s the harm in making a purely Google phone. It actually worked for them at one point (OG forever!)

  • Missthetrain

    My only experience with Motorola recently is the O.D for about a week, couldn’t stand it and had to send it back. He does have a point about the Android Market though. I call it the Wild Wild West anything goes, anybody with a development kit from any corner of the globe can post an app on the Market regardless of intentions. It has been running rampage until a few weeks ago when Google start looking at the market more closely, with pressure from hardware OEM no doubt. It also took a third party(Lookout) to do the job for them(Google). This rampage will not be going away that easily as long as the “Fruit” store has the bragging right. Let’s hope this won’t come back and bite Google in the you know what. Personally, I think the biting has already begun.

    • RW-1

      The app situation is the same as for a computer, know what you are doing, period. It is not a market issue that Moto can’t build a device to run the apps – they DO run, and RUN EVEN BETTER when you REMOVE BLUR. [/case rested]

  • tjhrulz

    My thoughts are this, where is my stock phone verizon 

  • texashorns88

    It truly shocks the conscience that Moto’s strategy would be to adopt the arrogance and smugness of Apple and Steve Jobs when their company’s entire resurgence has been a direct result of positioning themselves as the anti-Apple.  Moto and Jha have apparently let the success go to their head and attributed the turnaround to their own brilliance instead of the market demand that existed for a product where you weren’t told what is best for you when it comes to smartphones.

    Those comments are troubling for a plethora of reasons, and may have put the final nail in the coffin for me and Moto.

    • RW-1

      It’s not arrogance. You have to be intelligent to be arrogant.

      Their model had been to make one good device, then rest on that, give endless variations on said device that never measure up to it (Razr), then swirl down the toilet unless they come up with something else.

      OG Droid SAVED motorola, if it hadn’t taken off, there would be NO Mobile Division left in Moto at all, plain and simple.

      This tool got away with one good thing, and couldn’t figure out how to repeat it if the directions were laid on updise down on his crappy tie to read every time he looked down whilst lying to investors and customers.

      They never claimes to be anti-apple, they were pro-android, and should have stayed that way, without blur.

      Moto – Kill off blur and stay with vanilla android and concentrate on what you have proven to do best:

      Make robust hardware.   If you hadn’t been worrying about how the market was killing the phone (A big bunch of BS) you:

      1. Wouldn’t have a delay on the bionic as you scramble to find chipsets that work with 4G.

      2. Would have had GB 2.3.4 ported over to every device you have on the market by now.

      You screwed it, and sit pointing fingers on how 3rd party apps now slow down a phone that had last years specs and runs a crappy UI on top of an awesome OS.

      Look in the mirror, blame your reflection, and chop them fracking ears.

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  • Greg

    Sanjay Jha = next Steve Jobs 

    • RW-1

      Never.

  • DDDD

    I just want reliable MS Exchange support and Blur why it doesn’t work. 

    Its the single reason my next phone won’t be a Moto device.  

  • Looks like my next phone will definitely not be a motorola.  Screw him and his huge ego.

  • RW-1

    I hear the super tool is considering renaming the bionic to razor, to bring back the glory days ….

  • Anonymous

    Won’t own another Motorola device as long as it has a locked bootloader and crappy Blur. I loved the og droid, but won’t spend another dime on any more of there devices no matter what specs it has!

  • Every thing I hear about/from Moto is bad. It’s almost as if they just want to fade out of existence. I’ve yet to see a phone since the OG that I cared for and have given up hope of ever seeing one, including the upcoming, guaranteed to be disappointing Bionic. In the mean time, HTC keeps looking better and better.

  • Anonymous

    Sanjay, thank you for telling me exactly who will not be producing my next phone.  Is it time to start using  “*otorola” yet?

  • Run as fast as you can!!!! Someone fire this Jha guy will ya.

  • Anonymous

    Moto-rot should stick to hardware. Blur is a perfect example of what should not be on an android phone. Oh, and lets not forget all the “Good Apps” the carriers put on phones. Can you say crapware, spyware, bloatware? They are not to blame at all. Screw these double talking corporate idiots. I hope they go down in flames, just like Palm.

    No Blur, no sense, no touchwiz, no purchase.

  • Sep

    Ironically, it is Blur that is the crapware that’s ruining my phone.

    • Inkster09

      Can’t agree more than that great point

  • slappynutz

    Motorola is going away, i think they as getting as bad as ATT.. FULL of SHIT

  • Locsta

    All this is doing is forcing developers to create more efficiently running apps. I think its a good idea.

    • Locsta

      Now that I think about it, my phone does run a lot better without Blur…

    • Locsta

      Now that I think about it, my phone does run a lot better without Blur…

  • Henry Evetts

    wow…eff off Sanjay. I had a lot of respect for you, Moto. The DROID series made me like you a bunch.
    BUT, sorry, no more brand loyalty to you

  • Moteh

    Motorola is openly saying they’re spying on their customers? Wow, I thought companies try to hide that they’re doing it. Motorola must be doing so much spying that it’s impossible to hide so they’re trying to put a positive spin on it instead.

  • kurttrail

    Work-in-progress Xoom.
    Back-to-the-drawingboard Bionic.
    And now Blur Brother?!

    Boy am I glad I’ll never buy another Motorola product!

  • blakjakdavy

    Motorapple?

  • The leaked version of Gingerbread I have on my D2 with Blur pops up a window after some time if you leave an app open just sitting there with a message saying XXXXX has been running for awhile, do you want to close to conserve battery or something like that, with yes and no options. Its kinda annoying.

  • SamIam

    I don’t know what all you tin-foil hat types are freaking out about.  Personally I would love to be able to know how much battery life individual apps are sucking up.  There have been several times I loaded a bunch of new apps to try out all at same time & then found battery life sucked but I didn’t know which one was causing the problem.  Anything Google, Motorola, or anyone can do to help me weed out badly written apps the better, IMHO.

    Yes, BLUR V1 sucked…but so did Cupcake.  The new version of BLUR has a bunch of nice features, looks pretty good & it doesn’t seem to slow down my Droid X at all. 

    • eyesparky

      Android lets you do this already in settings and it is even more accessible in Gingerbread. Google have surfaced the functionality to make it more apparent to users.

      • SamIam

        No, it doesn’t already exist.  The Settings>Battery & Data
        Manger>Battery Usage output only shows you what components of your
        phone are sucking up battery life.  It doesn’t tell you which
        application is doing it.

        This seems quite useful to me.

        • Anonymous

          Umm, idiot, it does tell you which apps. Go crawl back under your rock.

          • SamIam

            Rickerbilly, have you actually looked into what apps are shown on that list?  How about you actually take the time & view what apps are shown on your phone now.  Got it?  Now use the task manager & see how many apps are actually running on your phone.  I’ll be not even 10% of them showed up on your battery manager list.  It pretends to know, but it doesn’t.

          • Anonymous

            Dear SamIam, thank you for further proving me correct. Task Managers show what is stored in MEMORY, not what are actually being USED by the CPU and therefor USING BATTERY. So what the Android battery manager IS showing you IS what applications ARE draining your battery. Now, once again, go crawl under your rock and stop publishing MISINFORMATION!

        • eyesparky

          Fair play re: breakdown by app. I thought Gingerbread had added this resource use breakdown. I use one of those pesky 3rd party apps (Astro) on the rare occasion an app misbehaves to see what is eating the CPU cycles etc. on Froyo (worked in eclair too ;)).

  • PyroHoltz
  • Anonymous

    Run away. Far away.

    Motorola had a good run, but when they start creating MotoSkynet, then most geeks stay far away.

  • Anonymous

    Run away. Far away.

    Motorola had a good run, but when they start creating MotoSkynet, then most geeks stay far away.

  • Anonymous

    Developers need some accountability to make sure their apps run efficiently, if their is no accountability of creating battery leaching apps, then I can see why Sanja would be pissed at developers who make these apps.   If Google conducts tests for battery consumption before going on the droid market, then I think Sanja’s accusation is wrong.

    The more freedom you give to users, the higher the risk of problems are going happen.  Droid phones is great for those who want the freedom, but those users who have no understanding of how to utilize the freedom will end up returning the phone for a more restricted phone.(example: iPhone)

    Sanja, you do test your phones before putting it out on the market right?  So you should always anticipate the worst senario, you should have tested the phone with apps that require a lot of battery.   If your phone’s battery doesn’t last long with some apps, then it’s your job to create the phone to handle those apps.  Developers make apps for the droid market, not for Motorola phone’s.  It’s your job to handle the apps that come from the droid market, not the other way around. 

  • Anonymous

    Developers need some accountability to make sure their apps run efficiently, if their is no accountability of creating battery leaching apps, then I can see why Sanja would be pissed at developers who make these apps.   If Google conducts tests for battery consumption before going on the droid market, then I think Sanja’s accusation is wrong.

    The more freedom you give to users, the higher the risk of problems are going happen.  Droid phones is great for those who want the freedom, but those users who have no understanding of how to utilize the freedom will end up returning the phone for a more restricted phone.(example: iPhone)

    Sanja, you do test your phones before putting it out on the market right?  So you should always anticipate the worst senario, you should have tested the phone with apps that require a lot of battery.   If your phone’s battery doesn’t last long with some apps, then it’s your job to create the phone to handle those apps.  Developers make apps for the droid market, not for Motorola phone’s.  It’s your job to handle the apps that come from the droid market, not the other way around. 

    • SamIam

      Okay, dmoto, so exactly how is Motorola supposed to design for apps that aren’t even out yet?  Most people’s contracts are 2yrs.  You seem to be asking OEMs to be able to see into the future.

      • Anonymous

        If your the CEO of Motorola you should be able to have a basic idea and understanding of how fast technology is moving.  I am not saying to see the future or predict what exactly is going to happen, or when people are going to develop.   However, the problem is that customers are returning NEW Motorola phones that just got on the market.  If you sign a 2 year contract, don’t you want a phone to be preforming good battery life for the 2 years?  Is that too much to ask?  If you created a phone that can easily handle the worst battery sucking app that is on the market today by twice the capability.  The phone would should last at least the first year, and maybe the second year without any battery issues.    Sanja shouldn’t blame developers, but work with the developers to create a phone with more advanced apps then the competitor markets like the iPhone, Microsoft, webOS app market. 

        • SamIam

          Anandtech is the only site I know of that actually does reproducible tests for battery life of smartphones.  Almost ever other site relies on BS like “it SEEMED to have good/bad battery life based on ‘moderate’ usage”.  If you go to Anandtech & see the result, Motorola is doing quite well.  I think that’s because they don’t (usually) rush half finished products out like HTC & Samsung tend to do.  Am I pissed Bionic isn’t out yet?  Yes, but I’m glad they are making sure their product is fully baked before release.

          • Anonymous

            Good point, Anantech is great site for an accurate benchmark comparison to all the other phones.

            SamIam, Can you explain to me why Motorola even bothered making a Droid X 2?  I mean your waiting for the Bionic right? Would you get Bionic, knowing that Samsung Galaxy S II is way better in specs?  Do you think the Bionic will be better than the Atrix? But you can’t say, yes, because it’s on Verizon. I hope Bionic has the gingerbread on it when it comes out. I hope it has a least the same amount of ram as the Atrix. 

            I plan on getting a new phone this year, but haven’t decided yet which phone to get. 

    • SamIam

      Okay, dmoto, so exactly how is Motorola supposed to design for apps that aren’t even out yet?  Most people’s contracts are 2yrs.  You seem to be asking OEMs to be able to see into the future.

    • Your money/downloads/reviews is what keeps developers accountable. What really needs to be brought back is the longer trial period on google market.

    • Your money/downloads/reviews is what keeps developers accountable. What really needs to be brought back is the longer trial period on google market.

    • Your money/downloads/reviews is what keeps developers accountable. What really needs to be brought back is the longer trial period on google market.

  • Jerry Bush

    Yet more reason to turn my attention and my money to the HTC brand. I have been a loyal Moto user since the OD but this kind of thinking is scary. If they are going to control the device and apps to that point what is next you can’t download that app cause at Moto think is sucks… It is my phone if I want to tweak it I should be able to tweak it as I see fit.

  • omarcastz

    There is some truth to what Jha said.

    Look no further than at Droid Life’s post yesterday about Task Killers:
    http://www.droid-life.com/2011/06/02/revisiting-android-task-killers-and-why-you-dont-need-one/

    This is a perfect example of what Jha is talking about. There is also no doubt that there are many poorly coded apps where the developers do a quick and dirty port of the iPhone app and release it. There are usually memory management problems with these apps. There are also apps that I have had to uninstall due to reduced battery performance.

    The bit about Blur is somewhat alarming but Moto has really improved Blur on their latest Gingerbread version of the Droid X.

    I really think Droid Life is over reacting on this

    • eyesparky

      I wouldn’t be surprised if 99% of the 70% of returned devices blamed on Android apps involved a Task Killer ;). He perhaps should have emphasised that Android handles resources for you but in the rare instance where an application misbehaves they will continue to work towards making it easier to resolve. This is kind of what he hints at, but he has wrapped it in a statement that makes it look like the majority of Android apps are substandard and makes it sound like you desperately need a Task Killer from Motorola to resolve issues.

  • Davros

    BREAKING NEWS: Steve Jobs sues Sanjay Jha for copying his business model and impersonating him 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Dumbo has it right he thinks.  Remember; Jha is the saviour.

    • RW-1

      “Dumbo” is charging him for likeless impersonation, lose the ears ….

  • Jeff

    This is absolutely outrageous! I don’t know if this will do anything but I made this page on FB so go Like the page please. These companies need to know they can’t push consumers around. We pay for these things and deserve a choice in how we use them.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-ruining-our-phones-with-your-software/169550256440863?sk=wall

  • Jeff

    This is absolutely outrageous! I don’t know if this will do anything but I made this page on FB so go Like the page please. These companies need to know they can’t push consumers around. We pay for these things and deserve a choice in how we use them.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-ruining-our-phones-with-your-software/169550256440863?sk=wall

  • Mii

    This i think is a loaded statement. I think its awesome that moto is going to start calling out devs and say your app makes phones take a crap for the worse in these categories. As long as they don’t start blocking apps because they preform bad this is fine by me.

    However for moto to say that they cant get their crap together and produce a phone or a tablet because the market will allow you to install an app that runs your battery down seems a little petty. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of an app in the android market that actually ruins a phone(Google would have removed it by now) to where it has to be returned, it might be power consuming but most of us know that before we get it. Its no secret games will drain your battery.

  • Mii

    This i think is a loaded statement. I think its awesome that moto is going to start calling out devs and say your app makes phones take a crap for the worse in these categories. As long as they don’t start blocking apps because they preform bad this is fine by me.

    However for moto to say that they cant get their crap together and produce a phone or a tablet because the market will allow you to install an app that runs your battery down seems a little petty. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of an app in the android market that actually ruins a phone(Google would have removed it by now) to where it has to be returned, it might be power consuming but most of us know that before we get it. Its no secret games will drain your battery.

  • Raptor007

    I guess Moto needs to move on and further develop their own OS as they previously announced and leave Android to the big boys and girls who know how to make a device.  Next he will tell us that the XOOM was a flop due the lack of motoblur, when in fact it was their failure to design good hardware.  Non working microsd, no LTE until late summer (Samsung will have it shipping in weeks) and they are still shipping phones without GB.  Way to go Moto.

  • Raptor007

    I guess Moto needs to move on and further develop their own OS as they previously announced and leave Android to the big boys and girls who know how to make a device.  Next he will tell us that the XOOM was a flop due the lack of motoblur, when in fact it was their failure to design good hardware.  Non working microsd, no LTE until late summer (Samsung will have it shipping in weeks) and they are still shipping phones without GB.  Way to go Moto.

    • Anonymous

      I think XOOMs would have flown off shelves if they had done the WiFi versions first, and priced them competitively. Let’s face it, a lot of us who wanted a Xoom (or an Android tablet),
      already have/had Android phones, and thus no need for yet another data
      plan. Then they could have released 4G tablets when the hardware was ready to go.

      I take a train to work everyday. I’m seeing Galaxy Tabs pop-up from day-to-day, but I have yet to see anyone whip out a XOOM (I don’t see many people w/iPads either, Nooks & Kindles are by far more prevalent). When I go to the stores, I see Asus demo tablets, but none in stock (right next to Xooms and Playbooks that are in stock). I think that says it all.

      The level of hubris here is nearly unmatched except for certain celebrities and politicians, and I’ve only personally experienced on this level once before, and luckily I jumped that corporate ship before it sank.

      Moto and Jha would do well to swallow their pride, keep what made the Droid1 such a huge success, and stop passing blame and convincing themselves that they need to ‘distinguish themselves’ via MotoBlur.

      • It would be great if they thought that the way to distinguish themselves was to only put out stock phones with great hardware and a sleek look.

  • i bet jobs just got a stiffy from this
    hah i can just see it “Blur Pop-up – Its seems you are running poorly made bloatware on your device, that sucks your battery and hogs your bandwidth, let us fix that for you” *Blur deletes itself* Problem solved. btw moto better not try to squeeze this crap on the droid3 before it gets out, i’m kinda looking forward to that one atleast

  • i bet jobs just got a stiffy from this
    hah i can just see it “Blur Pop-up – Its seems you are running poorly made bloatware on your device, that sucks your battery and hogs your bandwidth, let us fix that for you” *Blur deletes itself* Problem solved. btw moto better not try to squeeze this crap on the droid3 before it gets out, i’m kinda looking forward to that one atleast

  • angermeans

    Hey Jha why dont you stop making excuses i gave your company another go with the Xoom and I still think its the best tablet on the market, but your excuses and the 4G and SD card shit has got to go. You cant blame everyone. You pushed a product out the door too quickly and we (your customer) can care less if you havent sold as many as you wanted you still have to get us the features that was promised. I feel like the Xoom didnt do as great as you all wanted so now I kinda feel abandoned while you are obviously working on the Xoom2. The worst part is this tablet wasnt cheap in fact it is still the most expensive on the market. 800 dollars for 3g is ridiculous. Why dont you stop making excuses and give us the damn update. Maybe we should call Samsung as they scrapped their tablet, made a new one with Tegra 2 and still beat your ass to market as the first Android powered LTE tablet on the market. Now you are making excuses that the market is to blame for your poor performance on your android phones? BS you and everyone else knows that Blur is the culprit and you are only making it worse because you selfishly encrypt your bootloaders so we cant change it even if we wanted. You can still save this as you are still a much better company and better products in my opinion that Samsung, but I am back to square one, a huge Android enthusiest that has owned more than 7 phones and 2 tablets in less than a year and a half and forced to only purchase HTC products as you and Samsung only care about profits. Stop blaming your making this situation even worse. Unencrypt (is that even a word) your bootloaders and go back to offering Vanilla Android like you did with the successful and still best product you have come to market with in the OG Droid. Your company has too much pride and it will be your fall as you have many devoted fans and over the past year have totally burned those bridges with most. Get to the drawing board and update the Xoom. You better come with a headturning product with the Droid Bionic cause this is your last chance this year. HTC is running circles around you and Samsung and hell even Samsung doesnt have the bad press like Motorola even when they refused to update the Gal S line for almost a year. There is something wrong when you are still releasing phones with outdated software almost a year later. Own up to your mistakes, unlock the bootloaders and let us use the phones as we wish and get Blur off of the great hardware you all create, and most importantly dont blame other things for your problems. It hasnt even been a couple months since CTIA and you owned that show and everyone was so excited including me and you have fallen to the bottom because of stupid decisions. 

  • angermeans

    Hey Jha why dont you stop making excuses i gave your company another go with the Xoom and I still think its the best tablet on the market, but your excuses and the 4G and SD card shit has got to go. You cant blame everyone. You pushed a product out the door too quickly and we (your customer) can care less if you havent sold as many as you wanted you still have to get us the features that was promised. I feel like the Xoom didnt do as great as you all wanted so now I kinda feel abandoned while you are obviously working on the Xoom2. The worst part is this tablet wasnt cheap in fact it is still the most expensive on the market. 800 dollars for 3g is ridiculous. Why dont you stop making excuses and give us the damn update. Maybe we should call Samsung as they scrapped their tablet, made a new one with Tegra 2 and still beat your ass to market as the first Android powered LTE tablet on the market. Now you are making excuses that the market is to blame for your poor performance on your android phones? BS you and everyone else knows that Blur is the culprit and you are only making it worse because you selfishly encrypt your bootloaders so we cant change it even if we wanted. You can still save this as you are still a much better company and better products in my opinion that Samsung, but I am back to square one, a huge Android enthusiest that has owned more than 7 phones and 2 tablets in less than a year and a half and forced to only purchase HTC products as you and Samsung only care about profits. Stop blaming your making this situation even worse. Unencrypt (is that even a word) your bootloaders and go back to offering Vanilla Android like you did with the successful and still best product you have come to market with in the OG Droid. Your company has too much pride and it will be your fall as you have many devoted fans and over the past year have totally burned those bridges with most. Get to the drawing board and update the Xoom. You better come with a headturning product with the Droid Bionic cause this is your last chance this year. HTC is running circles around you and Samsung and hell even Samsung doesnt have the bad press like Motorola even when they refused to update the Gal S line for almost a year. There is something wrong when you are still releasing phones with outdated software almost a year later. Own up to your mistakes, unlock the bootloaders and let us use the phones as we wish and get Blur off of the great hardware you all create, and most importantly dont blame other things for your problems. It hasnt even been a couple months since CTIA and you owned that show and everyone was so excited including me and you have fallen to the bottom because of stupid decisions. 

    • RW-1

      Plus the enter key on your xoom appears to be broken …

  • The Motorola OG Droid is he best phone they have ever made, and ever will made. Success with that phone has gotten to their heads, and the Droid X/Droid 2 and anything that follows is a failure or will be a failure.

  • I wish it would intelligently tell Moto that Blur is horrible

  • run away. quickly.

    • Anonymous

      good choice.  how could anyone not want the upcoming Gtab 10.1.  Thin, light, all the good stuff Xoom is not.  I have the Google I/O version.

  • ChrisI

    Reading this story, how the Motorola CEO states “what it is that we determine after interacting with you that you want” reminds me A LOT of a recent T.E.D. presentation by Eli Pariser. I for one, am horrified that a company that makes a technology product has the balls to determine what I want on my device. Sanjay is becoming a typical global CEO, defining the content and access rights a consumer will have with their product (i.e. Apple). I own not a single Motorola product, and I’m proud of that after hearing this a$$bag speak. And not to mention Motorola’s poor environmental record. Sanjay – just make a functional product and leave it at that.  

  • RW-1

    Everyone go now to amazon app store and petition the dev of the free app of the day to change it to:

    Jha Jerk ….

    [/roll]

  • Kevlar

    I was waiting for w/e the Moto Bionic was going to be, but after reading this, I will most likely be getting a TB when my new every two happens in July. Made my decision so much easier. I dont care that battery life will be crap, I can just get the bigger battery and fixes that issue.

  • Anonymous

    This is much ado about nothing.  This isn’t about “blaming” the Android Market when all is said and done, it is about promoting Blur to the investors.  Here is a “problem” and here is how we are going to solve it with our Handy Dandy device that is only available from Motorola.

    In practice, there are already apps out there that tell you the same thing that Blur is “going to” tell you.  It is not about telling you what is a good or bad app, just what is going to suck down your battery.  From there you can choose to load it or not.  

    I am not impressed with this as a solution… so as a solution it is a moot point, but as a “controversy” it is also a moot point and not worth all the second guessing and noise being raised about it.

    • eyesparky

      I think most people are bothered by the hypocrisy considering the resources consumed by Moto Blur and all the carrier nonsense they get forced on to their devices. Google have already addressed making resource monitoring easier in Gingerbread and have made huge improvements in garbage handling and resource management. They should work with the ecosystem rather than railing against it. It comes across as passing the buck a bit rather than dealing with real issues around Motorola software implementations.

      • Anonymous

        But my point is, they are “railing against the ecosystem”  They are trying to promote their product to investors… it is the “interpretations” of this by a crowd (us) that this talk wasn’t really meant for that makes it seem this way.

    • MrChad

      Agreed. Kellex is generating controversy where there doesn’t need to be any. Battery usage is ALREADY BEING MONITORED. I know it’s cool to hate on MotoBlur and all, but this seems like a non-issue to me.

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t make Sense.

    See what I did there!?

    • Gabe

      Haw haw. *slow clap*

      • Anonymous

        *last clap*

      • Anonymous

        At least your Slow-Clap Processor is still working. 

    • AHAH, AHAR HAR HEE HEE, HAR HAR HAR HAR *cough cough* HARRRRRR

    • AHAH, AHAR HAR HEE HEE, HAR HAR HAR HAR *cough cough* HARRRRRR

  • Anonymous

    Um…am I the only one who can already access an itemized list of battery consumption stats in the Android settings under “About phone”?  I don’t really understand what’s new about what he’s proposing. 

  • Steve Skinner

    He’s got some big-ass ears.

  • Charles Rutherford

    Wow.  Are we all as offended when Google, Amazon or Netflix offer suggestions based on patterns, however irrelevant they may often be?  My next phone is going to be whatever Verizon’s first 4G dual core phone happens to be, because my poor OG is showing its age. 

  • Interstellarmind

    to be honest, despite all my moto hate as of late, i actually think this is a good feature if it merely TELLS me what apps are doing on my phone. the minute motoblur starts endorsing/ suggesting apps, or restricting apps (which is where i have a good feeling greedy moto will take it), is when it’s time to run.

    either way, with moto’s track record thus far, i don’t see how they won’t go down the path of the dark side on this one. a shame that a company that brought us the OG could be doing retardo stuff like this. jha needs the boot.

  • Jij

    I thought they could already do this with the ATT atrix? I did hear that if you have google voice it comes up and tells you google voice is running every 45m and has no way to turn it off.

  • Jeff

    it sounds like blur is going to do the same thing as an app in the market called watchdog, it watches all your apps, monitors cpu cycles and more then alerts you when something is using the battery too much

  • wald

    ok,forget that he’s from motorola,but to me it’s true that 80% of the apps in the market store are crap and perform badly (I am a xoom tablet user, which I purposely bought in order not to be restricted by apple).Its for instance more than annoying to find hundreds of japanese girls pics apps as a result if you are looking for a camera app. The market has to be restructured…..but before motorola moans about apps that dont work,they should speed up sending out the 3.1 and sd card update for europe (I am in germany).

  • alright motorola u made me do this, other android > iphone > motoblur, 

  • Anonymous

    jha makes perfect sense, ..
    blur requires heavy resources and when other android apps compete for those resoucrse, then obviously those apps have to go.

    ur spose to just buy the phone and use it out of the box as is. if it were up to jha the android market shud be excluded from all devices b/c he’s alredy made sure bblur uses most of the cpu power and left the rest 25% for verizon bloatware. who needs free google naviigation when u have paid subscriptions to VZ Navigator?

    • Anonymous

      What about your comment is sarcasm other than “Jha makes perfect sense”?  I think that is actually his mindset. 

  • Robsbot The Robot

    Gee, So I run stock gingerbread on my DX and having nothing but battery life and lag issues with my phone. 4 hours to dead after making 2 5 minute phone calls? Unacceptable. Throw on AOSP rom (Liberty) and load ALL THE SAME APPS, battery life is over 14 hours and the interface is silky smooth. Huh. 

    Boy was I fooled. I thought it was your worthless motoblur constantly trying to parse data that google apps and the social networking apps already parse that was killing my phone. I guess my Liberty rom must have fooled me into thinking I had better battery life an performance than I did. Thanks for making Motoblur more user friendly by telling me that my experience is completely incorrect!Well, I won’t be touching another motorola phone. 

  • Madcow06

    For the love god Verizon get a Nexus phone!

    • Anonymous

      NEVER gonna happen!  

  • Hyphnx

    With HTC announcing their bootloader policy change and now Motorola is blaming Android Market Apps for the slow down of their phones when in all reality its the interface. If there was an award for killing your own sales and stocks in the mobile phone industry, Motorola would win no matter what.

  • hawgpapa

    George Orwell would be proud…

  • Mr. Joe

    You people are taking this WAY OUT OF CONTROL.

    Considering Kellex screwed up the first interpretation of this.  I have zero faith that he’s actually comprehending this right either.

    Pretty much what’s going to happen is.  You download an app and if it’s using a lot of resources or whatever Moto blur will notify you of it.  THAT’S ALL!

    It’s not like “OH LOOK an app is using a lot of resources.  I’m just going to uninstall it for you without consent” A GOBBLE GOBBLE.

    Like always Kellex jumps the gun again.

  • Mr. Joe

    You people are taking this WAY OUT OF CONTROL.

    Considering Kellex screwed up the first interpretation of this.  I have zero faith that he’s actually comprehending this right either.

    Pretty much what’s going to happen is.  You download an app and if it’s using a lot of resources or whatever Moto blur will notify you of it.  THAT’S ALL!

    It’s not like “OH LOOK an app is using a lot of resources.  I’m just going to uninstall it for you without consent” A GOBBLE GOBBLE.

    Like always Kellex jumps the gun again.

    • Robsbot The Robot

      You misinterpreted Kellex. Why should a stock set of apps motorola puts into the phone that are not needed and use ungodly amounts of system resources (Motoblur) tell me that my other apps are resource hogging? He’s saying that Motorola can’t take the log out of their own eye but is blaming devs when it is their own fault! He has every reason to be frustrated.

    • Inkster09

      Your stupid I just blatantly had to say that about your comment

  • Mr. Joe

    You people are taking this WAY OUT OF CONTROL.

    Considering Kellex screwed up the first interpretation of this.  I have zero faith that he’s actually comprehending this right either.

    Pretty much what’s going to happen is.  You download an app and if it’s using a lot of resources or whatever Moto blur will notify you of it.  THAT’S ALL!

    It’s not like “OH LOOK an app is using a lot of resources.  I’m just going to uninstall it for you without consent” A GOBBLE GOBBLE.

    Like always Kellex jumps the gun again.

  • I’m willing to bet the vast majority of Android users aren’t Droid Life readers or advanced users of the OS.  If you don’t believe me, head into a Verizon store under the guise of looking at cases.  Listen to the people who take their phones to customer service.

    Those are the people who return most of the phones.  Those are the people who download apps which slow down their phones.  Those are the people who don’t know what permissions mean.

    And no, I don’t agree 100% with what Jha is saying.  Just putting in a little defense.

  • I’m willing to bet the vast majority of Android users aren’t Droid Life readers or advanced users of the OS.  If you don’t believe me, head into a Verizon store under the guise of looking at cases.  Listen to the people who take their phones to customer service.

    Those are the people who return most of the phones.  Those are the people who download apps which slow down their phones.  Those are the people who don’t know what permissions mean.

    And no, I don’t agree 100% with what Jha is saying.  Just putting in a little defense.

  • I’m willing to bet the vast majority of Android users aren’t Droid Life readers or advanced users of the OS.  If you don’t believe me, head into a Verizon store under the guise of looking at cases.  Listen to the people who take their phones to customer service.

    Those are the people who return most of the phones.  Those are the people who download apps which slow down their phones.  Those are the people who don’t know what permissions mean.

    And no, I don’t agree 100% with what Jha is saying.  Just putting in a little defense.

  • S Pierce

    Yeah Blur will save the day. When they can make the Facebook integration
    not sync all of your Facebook friends to the point of using a gig of
    data per day.  Give me a break Jha and give my Droid2 Gingerbread.

  • Anonymous

    Now we know he’s delusional

  • JS

    Sanjay Jha who?  Motorola what?

  • Rrosotho

    Instead of blaming everyone else for YOUR phone/tablet problems look in the MIRROR!! Im thinking about jumping on the HTC or SAM boat!!

    • Anonymous

      HTC and Samsung make better phones.  Why wouldn’t you jump on that boat? 

      • Rrosotho

         Still staying strong with the OG DROID i just wanted to stay with the same company and a product i knew. Ever since the “delay” of the Bionic i dont know what to get now!!!! Your right im seeing now HTC and SAM has thier junk together.

  • OG Droid

    What a stupid a$$, how does someone like this become CEO.

    • He owns manufacturing and tech support business in India, that’s how.

    • Eric

      Same way George W. Bush became president.

      • Littlemissmary

        He was a good president.

        • Eric

          ROFL!!!

        • Inkster09

          Lollollollollollollollol pffffffft

      • Anonymous

        Ha =D! funniest post so far!!!

  • LivinFree

    What an F’ing idiot, is this moron trying to walk moto back to there grave or what. Fact is every device runs 10x better when all these crap overlays and bloatware are removed. Don’t give me this line of crap about 3rd party apps being the issue. yes there are some that are bad don’t get me wrong but my god if the app is that bad the owner can & should just remove it.

    And btw I don’t need anyone or anythign to tell me what I need or want on my device because they think they know best. If I did I’d go buy a dam Apple product. We buy Android because we want our freedom not to have corp america tell us what is best and stand over our shoulders. This is total hogwash. I’ve been a diehard Moto fan for years as I’d rather support as many american companies as I can. B dammit this is kinda frustrating to say the least and making me seriously have to consider looking elsewhere in the future. 

  • Mikey

    Titanium Backup And Freeze All The Bullshit, Followed By Installing A ROM From A Hard Working Developer Who Already Removed All The Bloat.

    • Inkster09

      That doesn’t work there are too many other thing tied to the bloatware to just freeze a certain bloatware

  • FknTwizted

    Would be ready to jump if the rest of the competition didn’t suck at making phones or re-hashes of old and re package them with a new name, sorry but jha is partially right I work for vzw and most of the time an app is usually involved in most issues with android phones. The others to blame are these crappy uis that the manufactures pump out, then to top use inferior product then slap android on it and call it a smart phone.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Moto Board of Directors,

    Fire Sanjay, or hire bankruptcy attorneys.

    Best Wishes,
    A Former Loyal Customer and Shareholder

  • Anonymous

    Dear Moto Board of Directors,

    Fire Sanjay, or hire bankruptcy attorneys.

    Best Wishes,
    A Former Loyal Customer and Shareholder

    • Eric

      You were a shareholder? Hope you got out when the OG Droid was still on top. 🙂

  • Cgmartin33

    I think its a brilliant idea as long as I can turn the shite off! It will be amazing for all the newbies that i have come across with 26 background running apps, 5 active widgets on each page, and a pretty live wallpaper that ask… why is this new phone so slow?..I’m running a task killer… 😉

  • Cgmartin33

    I think its a brilliant idea as long as I can turn the shite off! It will be amazing for all the newbies that i have come across with 26 background running apps, 5 active widgets on each page, and a pretty live wallpaper that ask… why is this new phone so slow?..I’m running a task killer… 😉

  • Well i’m done with motorola once a new phone i want comes out.  HTC here i come or if samsung makes a plain vanilla android i’ll be right there for it.

  • Paul

    I jumped from using Motorola exclusively after my Droid X. The Thunderbolt has really sold me on HTC.
    Sense is way more refined and pleasing. I actually waited a couple of weeks to root because stock on this phone was that good. I also applaud HTC’s ongoing work with developers. When Motorola publicly announces unlocked bootloaders, they might have a shot at getting this customer back.

  • I assume VZW bloatware will be exempt from motoblur management.

  • dima

    Congrats HTC on scoring another customer in me…

  • Anonymous

    Yay, MOTOBLUR to the rescue. There simply is nothing more needed than a hardware manufacturer telling me how to use my software. We all know that only cutting edge software comes from these phone builders. Seriously, who doesn’t love blur, sense, samsungs poo vision, and all the other wonderful little goodies strapped on top of my OS like a cargo carrier strapped to the roof of a Ferrari. Duh, they are doing it for our benefit. If that cargo carrier on the roof wasn’t there, where would I store all my factory installed crap? (Like blockbuster, need for speed, vs navigator, etc…)

    Following in the footsteps of @pple, I guess my phone needs to tell me what is good for me. Maybe later they can then just block everything else. Without these folks looking out for us, where would we
    be? We would be stuck without stock vanilla android, who would want that?…

    • Anonymous

      Sorry for the triple post….Silly Gingerbread… I suppose Moto would have prevented me from overposting.

  • Anonymous

    Yay, MOTOBLUR to the rescue. There simply is nothing more needed than a hardware manufacturer telling me how to use my software. We all know that only cutting edge software comes from these phone builders. Seriously, who doesn’t love blur, sense, samsungs poo vision, and all the other wonderful little goodies strapped on top of my OS like a cargo carrier strapped to the roof of a Ferrari. Duh, they are doing it for our benefit. If that cargo carrier on the roof wasn’t there, where would I store all my factory installed crap? (Like blockbuster, need for speed, vs navigator, etc…)

    Following in the footsteps of @pple, I guess my phone needs to tell me what is good for me. Maybe later they can then just block everything else. Without these folks looking out for us, where would we
    be? We would be stuck without stock vanilla android, who would want that?…

  • Anonymous

    Yay, MOTOBLUR to the rescue. There simply is nothing more needed than a hardware manufacturer telling me how to use my software. We all know that only cutting edge software comes from these phone builders. Seriously, who doesn’t love blur, sense, samsungs poo vision, and all the other wonderful little goodies strapped on top of my OS like a cargo carrier strapped to the roof of a Ferrari. Duh, they are doing it for our benefit. If that cargo carrier on the roof wasn’t there, where would I store all my factory installed crap? (Like blockbuster, need for speed, vs navigator, etc…)

    Following in the footsteps of @pple, I guess my phone needs to tell me what is good for me. Maybe later they can then just block everything else. Without these folks looking out for us, where would we
    be? We would be stuck without stock vanilla android, who would want that?…

  • d-roids

    sounds like moto got their heads way up their asses. they definatey are starting to sound like apple. glad im with HTC

  • So is this Steve Jobs with a tan?  AOSP for me please.

  • Anonymous

    Thoughts? I’ve already run half way down the block towards HTC…

  • Anonymous

    Thoughts? I’ve already run half way down the block towards HTC…

  • RW-1

    OMFG, I’m getting and HTC next round … I’m done.

    If I were a shareholder, I’d sell it all before the toilet flushes …

    OMFG …

  • Arrogance is a dangerous trait in the technology market Mr. Jha 

  • Mattg67

    Wow I really didn’t think motorola was this stupid.

  • draconos

    This guy here makes me laugh…so the droid 1 will be my last motorola built droid phone….

  • Jeremycase00

    Well i guess he can take the droid bionic and cram itup his ass. I guess htc it is for me.

    • SamIam

      Enjoy your 4hrs of battery life on the Thunderbird.

      • kurttrail

        I get about double that on my unrooted Bolt. My D2 would only get that battery life when most of Blur was stripped from the OS.

        Motorola is in a downward spiral:

        Work-in-progress Xoom.
        Back to the drawing board Bionic.
        And now Blur Brother, for those who think iOS isn’t controlling enough.

      • That’s with stock software. Root that puppy, install a custom ROM and a custom kernel and you’ll be getting AT LEAST 10-15 hours of battery life.

  • RW-1

    OMFG, ignore my previous post on the other thread …

    JHA – SUPER-TOOL !

    Now you’re going to tell us that if we used moto apps instead of market apps we would be better off?

    That we need blur to tell us what to run?  BS …

    With Blur OFF the phones, the OS can run smoother in its native form.

    Lastly, do everyone a favor and get your ears clipped. A light breeze and you would be airborne you flying tool, if you were part of MS I could say Aerotool, but …

    OMFG ….

  • Anonymous

    So Moto’s response to all the bad feedback concerning Moto Blur (“it’s not Moto Blur!”), is to make it even bigger and more intrusive? This “strategy” underlines a basic misunderstanding of how the !ndroid OS works (as explained on this very blog yesterday). Brilliant decision making on Mr. Jha’s part. I guess that’s why he makes millions! He’s clearly a genius!

    Meanwhile, I believe I’ll be buying an HTC next time around.

  • SprottheDestroyer

    bye motorola, nice knowing you. really appreciate the OGD, and will always keep it. Hello HTC. unlocked bootloaders? why thankyou!

  • Anonymous

    Didnt htc just set up a dev website? Way to counter Moto. Stick to hardware please.

  • MrChad

    This exists already. I can go to Settings / Battery and Data Manager / Battery Usage and see exactly what’s draining my battery (I’m looking at you, Words with Friends). All he’s talking about is adding some sort of alerting mechanism, which I don’t have an issue with as long as I can disable it.

    • Anonymous

      You aren’t kidding about words with friends, that app sucks…….. battery life

    • Wordfeud is way better. Its also cross platform on iOS now too if you’re worried about that.

      • Anonymous

        Words with friends is too.

        • I know but its a huge battery drain that’s why I suggested Wordfeud.

    • Anonymous

       You’re talking blur though. Disable isn’t an option, you need what they tell you is useful.

    • Anon

      How dare you inject sanity in the middle of a bunch of rants. 

      It would be great to get some alerts that an app is running in the background and has been sucking the CPU/battery/bandwidth for the past 10 minutes – do I want to kill it/leave it running/never see this alert for this app again?  This is giving people the tools to recognize and fix problems themselves.

      As it is, most novices don’t even know its an app causing the problem, let alone where to look to fix it.  And why should they?  It seems like a job for the OS.  If it doesn’t get baked in to Android, then Blur, Sense, or whatever skin is the next best thing.   

      Having said that, a good idea can be ruined in execution.  I hope it gets done right.

    • SamIam

      No, it doesn’t already exist.  The Settings>Battery & Data Manger>Battery Usage output only shows you what components of your phone are sucking up battery life.  It doesn’t tell you which application is doing it.

      • MrChad

        My Droid X (running official GB build) lists applications as well. Perhaps this is new to GB?

        • SamIam

          You’re right!  That must be new (I hadn’t looked at it in a while)…but it seems to track only a few apps.  My Droid X2 has been running for days & the only app it shows is Plants vs. Zombies.

      • Inkster09

        Sam is right it doesn’t tell u the whole story

    • SamIam

      No, it doesn’t already exist.  The Settings>Battery & Data Manger>Battery Usage output only shows you what components of your phone are sucking up battery life.  It doesn’t tell you which application is doing it.

  • joe.

    on my 5th droid 2. probably the worst phone i’ve ever had. constantly freezes when trying to turn the screen on, then resets itself. more or less making vzw give me a droid incredible to replace it. motoblur is definitely to blame. how else would 4 different phones (that are the same) do the exact same thing with different apps installed?

  • Jared T

    I don’t see it as a problem. Why wouldn’t I want to know which apps are causing problems on my phone. What harm is there in my “smart” phone telling me exactly how to make it run more efficiently. Might ween out some of the poorly developed apps. No problems here.

    • Jorsh

      I would also like this feature if Google added it in a future version of Android where it belongs, but its the sort of feature I can’t see Moto getting right.  I mean isn’t the OS the best shepard of it’s own memory?

    • kurttrail

      Say its a battery draining program that you want and you don’t care about the battery drain. Do you want Blur to continually nag you about it?

      If I wanted to be nagged about the stupid stuff I want to do, I’d get married.

      • Jared T

        Good points. I figure Google, Facebook and LinkedIn already all gauge my activities and come up with recommended links, friends, job postings, etc. I just think other comments make a bigger deal of this topic than it deserves.

    • Anonymous

      Android already lets you know what’s using the battery. All Blur will do is read that to you, like you’re a four year old.

  • Rocktoonz

    Sounds like Motorola, just like Verizon, is making it harder and harder for their customers to support them.  Still a match made in heaven (or hell?) I suppose.

  • eyesparky

    Funnily enough, stripping Moto Blur off an Android device makes it a hugely more enjoyably experience. Of course Motorola seem to be doing their best to prevent users from doing so. Perhaps working with the Android ecosystem they have decided to participate in, rather than rubbing against it would be a better strategic decision moving forward.

    • Bret

      I can’t agree more!  I had a O.G. but was finding it had too little RAM for what I was doing, so I upgraded to a D2G… twice… the first time I was so irritated at the Blur interface that I returned the phone.  Later, when Fission ROM came out, I picked up a $99 refurb one and loaded Fission on it, and now my D2G rocks!  I wonder if Blur monitors itself for slowing your phone down?

      • Where did you get a D2 refurb for $99!?!?

    • Anonymous

      Even funner is that he is talking about Blur being the cure all. And holding an og Droid in is his right hand.
      Maybe a Droid 3? 

      • tjhrulz

        Nice catch I did not see that 

      • Anonymous

        More of a “Old busted too new hotness” in there eyes.

      • K. Stapler

        Thats an old pic, has nothing to do with this interview

        • Anonymous

          Either way its still funny.

  • Bigsike

    If we are to depend on Blur then we are all in a [email protected] load of trouble 😛

  • Anonymous

    That’s the final nail.  Moto needs to fire this guy and fast because alot of people probably are ready to run to companies like HTC.  Thank goodness i got the Buyback program when i picked up my XOOM.  I want no part of Motorola now.

    • Anonymous

      Ah Best Buy, another giant that needs changes… but at least they did something right with the buyback program. I foresee that there will be a lot of trade ins come Galaxy Tab 10.1…

    • I’m amused that you think the Buy Back program is advantageous for you and that you think “a lot” is one word.

  • Communist phone manufacturer.

  • Nex

    In a word “Ballsy” Moto Blur a savior? I prefer stock-vanilla but if i had to chose a skin, MotoBlur would not be the first i choose.

  • wow…that REALLY turned me off to future Moto products. The DROID community will not let those remarks go un-punished.

  • Drummynator

    3rd party apps causing slowness? Nah. Bloatware? Yeah.

  • John

    Jump ship to HTC. Can’t wait..

    • SamIam

      Hope you like crap battery life then too!

      • kurttrail

        Butt hurt much?

        My 4g Bolt gets about the same battery life as my 3g D2.

      • Hoppy Bob

        My TBolt gets better battery life than my D2G.  Easily.  Probably by about 40%.  I ended up shuffling off the D2G to a new hire at my work who didn’t know any better.

    • RedOne1

      I already made the jump to HTC and my god Sence is so fawking awesome better than blur. I was thinking of putting launcher pro but I gave Sence a chance and I prefer it over launcher pro. launcher pro is too boring Sence just kepts everything nice and together I hope Sence 3.0 comes to my Droid Incredible2

  • Anonymous

    First

    • John

      try 12th

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, stupid slow computer!

  • DroidXUser

    HTC it is.

  • Boblevel

    With dopes like this at the Helm, think I’ll try HTC for my next phone..

  • I’m thinking about branching away from motorola come September when I get my upgrade. Although I love my DX things like this make me wonder.

  • Looks like I have to look for a new Sense-i.
    😀

  • Anonymous

    Motorola sucks. I won’t be buying another one. Samsung or HTC.. here I come.

  • HNicely69

    R.I.P. Moto.  You had a good run.  Thanks for the O.G.

    • Inkster09

      This Sanjay Jan is a fuucking moron. Blur fixinxeverything? He has got to be kidding. He needs to be fired along with anyone involved with blur development.

      • Inkster09

        Just looking at his face wants to make me punch him in his mouth like for real

        • Anonymous

          Before you bash him too much, do realize that he is the one who decided to bet on Android and because of that decision turned Motorola around and helped Android become as popular as it is. Sure, he makes mistakes and not a lot of people like Blur, but realize the contributions he has made to the Android ecosystem.

          • joe.

            yeah, but now he’s blaming that ecosystem for the crappy devices his company is releasing instead of either making blur more efficient or doing away with it all together.

          • Inkster09

            Then look what he did to it

          • Inkster09

            Google eventually would of done their own phone. That of Droid ad campaign got us all then stuck it to us

          • Inkster09

            Jan would be CEO of the year if he got rid of motoblur or ninja blur or blur in general

      • Anonymous

        In Blur’s launcher dock there was the phone, the app tray in the middle, and the contacts on the right. Anyone see anything wrong with that? The phone/dialer has a tab for contacts, which makes having that contacts button in the dock not only redundant, but completely stupid. Whoever developed that is a moron. And the fact that was actually on the phone release shows that jha is a failure. The phone and browser buttons, as Google has it, is perfect as it is. Which is why these companies need to stop putting their skins over android. I’ve said it before and ill say it again. I WILL NOT be buying anymore encrypted bootloader devices. With HTC announcing they’re going unlocked from here out, MOTO is looking stupid

        • jason6g

          i have 3 motorola devices (d1, d2 and x) and a few htc phones. i like the motorola phones once they are rommed up and all that jazz. i think for the average person though, motorola makes things pretty simple. not everyone knows (read that most people) that tabs even exist in the dialer.

          the first thing i do when i get a new phone is pop on launcher pro and wait for root / appreciate the phone for what it is, then root.

    • Inkster09

      More like r.i.p to Verizon it WAS. A very good run

      • I highly doubt that. Motorola may suck but HTC is far from it at this point.

    • Inkster09

      More like r.i.p to Verizon it WAS. A very good run

    • Inkster09

      Sorry I have to rant I am just angry at vzw and motobeyond trusting them again

    • Tesseract 3

      Indeed. Until that fucker isn’t at the helm anymore, and someone new changes these ridiculous policies, my current moto phone is my last. 

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I was choosing whether to wait for the bionic or not, or to switch to HTC. I have an OG Droid and a Droid 2, and I love them both (especially the Project Elite on OG). But I also now own a Thunderbolt because I will take a Sense laden phone that is easy to root before I ever jump on the Moto bandwagon in its current state.

    • Mike

      So Motorola telling us what we should and should not be doing with our phones is terrible, but a blog author telling us what we should and should not be doing with our phones is great press? http://www.droid-life.com/2011/06/02/revisiting-android-task-killers-and-why-you-dont-need-one/

      • oz0ne

        Wow…just wow.  You took that article totally out of context.  Douchebag,

        • Mike

          How is an article that tells me what to think and do any better than Motorola doing the same thing? In what context should I take this?

          “Revisiting Android Task Killers And Why You Still Don’t Need One”
          “Your goal for the week is wash your brain of the idea that having little RAM available is a bad thing.”

          Also in the task killer article he acknowledges that “Android keeps tasks handy because it thinks you’ll want to perform them again in a very short amount of time.” Seems like he is supporting the idea of the phone monitoring your actions to predict what you might want in the near future. Then he bashes that idea in the article on this page. I’m questioning the double-speak, instead of just jumping on the “Damn The Man” bandwagon.

          And thanks for bringing a rational conversation down a few notches, douchebag.

          • Stevehunt86

            This blog is based on opinion. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Your comparison is completely irrelevant. You have the choice to visit this site and read the blog posts, if Motorola get’s their way with blur, you are going to be innundated with messages, perhaps app blockers, and an overall limiting of the choices you can make on your own phone.

            Man this reminds me of the fairness doctrine….

  • Looks like my current Droid 2 Global will be my last Motorola phone, but the looks of what Jha is saying. It’s insulting to the end user, actually.

  • Anonymous

    Motorola really needs to leave the software business to Google

    • Inkster09

      No Verizon needs to leave the software part to google

      • Anonymous

        NO. Stop. Stop right now. STOP blaming Verizon for all this crap. That is bullshit and you know it. Verizon does not make Motoblur. Verizon did not make Moto put Motoblur on the Atrix, or any phone on its own network. That is a stupid comment and it’s just derailing the conversation. People need to know what to blame moto for and what to blame VZW for.

        • No, Verizon doesn’t make Moto put MotoBLUR on their phones, but Verizon does make Moto lock their bootloader and a lot of other far worse things.

          • Anonymous

            From where I’m standing, seems like locking bootloaders is about it. Big deal, bloatware sucks but if you root you can get rid of that crap. If OEMs didn’t use custom android flavors, making them lock their bootloaders would be a lot harder. It’s not like VZW has that much sway in the matter, htc recently decided to stop doing it altogether.

          • Inkstee09

            But don’t you understand the bloatware and the software behind them hinder the process immensely wake up people!

          • Inkster09

            You ever look at the manage apps section in settings IRS a nightmare!

        • Anonymous

          Verizon is responsible for the majority of the bloatware apps though. Combined with motoblur as an ‘os’, the result is more horrible than most could ever imagine.

          • Anonymous

            Your hyperbole is boring as hell. Big deal, an ugly ui and a bunch of free but unnecessary apps. Just wait a month, the phone’ll be rooted and you can remove the bloat. VZW is responsible for merely the bloat, and that in and of itself is not nearly the horrible crime you people make it out to be.

            inb4 “what do you mean you people?”

          • Inkster09

            Yeah but thht ugly ui. And FREE bloatwaree is what’s hindering is what’s slowing down your Droid and and hindering updates. Ever look at all the bullshiiit in titanium backup? You gotta freeze bloatware and the rest. Of the millions of shit thy. Have running in backround. Related. To the bloatware.

        • Inkster09

          So guess what they both suck and will go downd together hand in hand

          • Inkster09

            If u don’t think Czech is the major problem here you just don’t know jack

          • Inkster09

            Vzw I meant

          • Inkster09

            If vzw didn’t have the network it had their phones would be average at best

          • Anonymous

            Right, the thunderbolt, incredible 2, and droidx2. 4G LTE (I know you said without the strong network, but the phone is still LTE ready which is big in its own right), front facing cameras, and/or tegra 2?

            coolstorybro.jpg

          • Inkster09

            Yep ALL AVERAGE phones compared to the competition.

          • Inkster09

            My nexus s is better than all those phones and if u think otherwise you just don’t know android

          • Anonymous

            Hah, if you really think either of them are going down then you really are an idiot, rather than just a sensationalist, angry commentor. Moto may die in a decade or so, they seem prone to awful business decisions, but not Big Red. And Moto’s next demise will certainly not stem from motoblur, nor the verizon bloatware apps.

          • Inkster09

            Yeah they will do good for the average customer but last I checked aren’t on this site reading all the blogs like a true androider??? Hypocrite the worst kind of person

          • Inkster09

            And big reds business decisions are well thought out? What rock have you been under?

          • Inkster09

            Really read your reply… who is the sucker? Idiots the word you used?

        • Inkster09

          Yeah but vzw bloatware interferes with updates. If a certain bloatapp doesn’t work with gingerbread? Delay the update. If one of their apps bugs up gingerbread delay the udpate release of gingerbread. Is the pattern. If Google’s software hinders vzw’s software u don’t get gingerbread. That’s why all these new phones are STILL getting froyo.

      • Anonymous

        Verizon, Google, and Motorola need to leave the software to Microsoft and Apple, because the suck at it.

  • Jim Dandy

    Sanjay can eat a fat one.